Screening tests (clinical breast exams and mammography) are used to find breast cancer before it causes any warning signs or symptoms. Screening tests can find breast cancer early, when chances of survival are highest.
Sometimes a screening test finds something abnormal and follow-up is needed. It’s important to get follow-up without delay. If breast cancer is found, it’s best to be diagnosed and treated at the earliest possible stage.
Visit Komen’s national website to learn more about screening tests and diagnostic tests.